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Wish List #1

It's getting to be that time of year when people start asking me what I want for Christmas and my birthday (January 20th). So I thought I would start a list here so I wouldn't forget!

One: Journaling Circle Stamp Set by Papertrey Ink. Only $15! I think this would be a lovely addition to my stamp sets I use on scrapbook pages!

Two: Echo Park Paper Company's Merry Christmas Scrapbooking Kit. $13.95 from this vendor. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Echo Park stuff!

Three: Corner Chomper. Only $17.28 at Amazon! I have wanted this for quite a while now. Receiving it as a gift would be awesome!

Four: BLACK Sharpies - Ultra Fine. I have been on the lookout for a GREAT black scrapbooking pen and I keep going back to my Ultra Fine Sharpie! I think I need a box of 12! (Only $7.99 from Office Depot!)

Five: MULTI-COLOR Sharpies - Ultra Fine. If I'm getting them in black, I might as well get them in all of the colors available! These has been on my wish list for a while too! I would love to journal ing all sorts of colors! ($16.44 at Amazon.)

Ok...that's all for now. I'm sure I will have more to add as the dates get closer and more people start asking!


Sneak Peek

Sneak Peek of what my club girls will be making today!

We are working with the Candy Cane Christmas fabric.

Hope you all enjoy the sneak peek!


Another CASE

Here is card #2 that I talked about yesterday. You can find the original card here.

And here is the card I recently created. I changed up the color combo and the stamp set. I just love the Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, and Rich Razzleberry combo!

This card was also dressed up with a clear jewel brad. Gotta have a little bling!


Have You Ever...

...CASE'd (Copy And Steal Everything) Yourself???

That just what I did recently with two cards. Card #1 is below. You can see the original card here.

I changed the colors to have more of a fall feel to it. And I changed the stamp set. I think it turn out pretty cute both ways!

I just love how our pearl accents look in the middle of flowers!

The second card I CASE'd will be up tomorrow so come on back and visit then!


Share the Love Week!

It's here...


The Anderson family is looking to raise money for the adoption of their sweet little girl, Elsabeth. This week you have the chance to buy "raffle tickets" for an auction of 5 different bundles of items! Here are the details of the event.

And here is where you will find my donated Stampin Up items!!! If you want a chance to win just follow the directions at the bottom of this post! Praying that these items and auctions will help decrease the financial burden of adoption for this sweet family!

They will be posting a total of 5 bundles today, so be sure to check them all out!!


Apple Picking

Remember this sneak peek that I gave you???

Well here is the finished page. I haven't added pictures yet because I haven't thought of the perfect ones. But I'm sure at some point this fall we will fill it up!

To make the 12x12 sheet of Apple DSP we used the apple stamp from the Tart & Tangy Stamp Set, 2 colors of Classic ink: More Mustard and Old Olive, and 1 color of Craft ink: Bravo Burgundy. We stamped one diagonal row at a time, rotated the apple a quarter turn with each new stamped image. When we did the craft Bravo Burgundy apples we sprinkled with clear embossing powder and embossed to give a little extra shine!

The handmade DSP was cut in a 4.5x12 strip for this side of the page (other dimensions listed below).

We added a little bit of waffle paper to the page using snail and just twisted and crumpling as we stuck it down.

Then you will cut a piece of DSP to 8.5x6". This will leave you with 2 smaller pieces: #1 - 3.5x7.5" (You will use this to punch out your circles and possibly cut out your apples to add to the solid circles.) AND #2 - 1.5x8.5" That you can use for a card or just throw away.

As I mentioned up above, I cut out a few apples and popped them up with dimensionals on a few of the circles. I tried to use up every inch of that DSP I made!

Let me know if you have any questions.



My card Ladies wanted to do a fall themed Thank You card. So this is what I came up with! I love the color combo: Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, More Mustard and Old Olive!

This stamp set, Falling Leaves, is one of my favorites! I recently decided that I couldn't make it through fall without it! :)

I stamped and cut out a few leaves to add dimension to the card. And of course we used some Early Espresso waffle paper and Old Olive satin ribbon tied off with a little twine!

Aren't you just loving the fall weather we are having right now?! (Well atleast it feels like fall in Kansas!)


Creepy Crawly...

I had stamp club a few weeks ago and with being gone on vacation which you can read about here (and continue to other posts), I just haven't gotten around to taking pictures and blogging...until now!!

In my club I have 2 card makers and 4 scrapbookers. This month we focused on waffle paper that is available in the Holiday Mini right now in 4 different colors: Early Espresso, Basic Black, Silver and Gold.

This first card was made using the Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the base of the card. After it was run through the Big Shot and embossed we used a sponge dauber to add a little Frost White Shimmer Paint. Then we added a few flecks of silver glass glitter to the web for some added texture.

The circle embellishment on this card was made using the Wicked Fun Specialty DSP (punched with the 2-1/2" Circle Punch), Basic Black waffle paper, and the Batty for You Stamp Set. We finished this card off with a little Rich Razzleberry satin ribbon to pull out a color from the DSP. I just love how this came together. I love Halloween cards!!